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Old March 5th, 2008, 00:31   #13
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Originally Posted by BBS View Post
IIRC, anyhting under $60 won't be taxed.
That's false.

It's anything under $20. Previously, items marked as $60 or less are allowed tax free if marked as a gift.

It could be raised to $80 now, I'm not sure - last I heard, it was $60.

But as a non-gift, it's only exempt if under $20.

Originally Posted by Crunchmeister View Post
But the point being, UPS does charge customs and brokerage on EVERYTHING from abroad, no matter what the value.
It's because the value of your package was over $20.

Originally Posted by BBS View Post
Fuck UPS. i feel bad for the people who are getting ripped off by UPS everytime I see a UPS truck drive by. Why are there still so many UPS trucks on the road, when they clearly over charge their clients?!
They don't. Check their rate schedule for brokering - it's on par with almost all other brokerage services. You only hear about so many stories because UPS is deeply ingrained in north american businesses, which result in more stories because... they're just used more. Simple as that. They have great logistics systems and solutions, and if you check the cost of their services, they're actually generally cheaper than all other couriers except for government-subsidized services (such as USPS or Canada Post.)

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